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Bo-kaap

Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 72 464 1212
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good44%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“colorful houses” (82 reviews)
“cape malay” (56 reviews)
“spice shop” (26 reviews)
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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+27 72 464 1212
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"colorful houses"
in 82 reviews
"cape malay"
in 56 reviews
"spice shop"
in 26 reviews
"malay quarter"
in 25 reviews
"muslim community"
in 15 reviews
"cobbled streets"
in 11 reviews
"free walking tour"
in 27 reviews
"interesting history"
in 20 reviews
"taking pictures"
in 17 reviews
"walk around"
in 29 reviews
"samosas"
in 11 reviews
"cooking class"
in 11 reviews
"long street"
in 34 reviews
"sunny day"
in 15 reviews
"signal hill"
in 25 reviews
"hop on hop off bus"
in 12 reviews
"table mountain"
in 29 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice area for photos - we came here on our own - think it’d be a lot better with a guide though to understand history and significance of this area

Thank SimSimBamBam
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

one main street and a couple of branches of vibrantly coloured houses - needs up taking so many photos! would also recommend going to the shop (also has a restaurant but we didn’t try this ) at the top of the main street on the...More

Thank Llama44
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This district offers a change from drab houses. Each house is cement rendered then painted in bright colours. Great street scenes and some bargains in the local curio markets

Thank j0hnty47
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bo Kaap is famous for the colorful houses and we loved walking around and taking pictures of the different rows - there’s more than just one street. Yes there’s also history and food and stories but we mostly liked the houses. And there’s great views...More

1  Thank orrdin
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on Sunday evening with high expectation and nothing was opened. There are some coloured houses inhabited by muslims which is curious but no restaurants, no bars or attractions.

Thank Oscar M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Bo-Kaap is a colourful neighbourhood sandwiched between Long/Bree Streets and the Signal Hill. This place is predominantly occupied by the Malay community and reflects their culture. The 4 blocks of colourful row-houses make for a picture perfect moment in the afternoons/evenings. There are a couple...More

Thank Traveleator
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this neighbourhood today. We weren’t able to join a walking tour and the museum is closed on Sundays. But we walked around to enjoy the stunning colours. To truly appreciate the neighbourhood I researched the story behind the painted homes. I’d highly recommend...More

Thank Kurt D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I remember this area of Cape Town as being rundown and rather tired looking. Not anymore! This whole area has been revamped and now there are brightly colored houses that will delight you. I walked around the cobbled streets snapping photos left and right of...More

Thank Adrienne P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went with a free guide to Bo Kaap, and we learned a lot about the history of this neighborhood, and why the tradition of coloring is still preserved today. We also visited in this area the oldest South African mosques.

Thank Liridon S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was surprise to learn the homes in this area are owned by locals to live there. The bright colours give a fantastic lift to the homes and provide a great photo opportunity.

1  Thank 4mHere2There
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Dane C
4 February 2018|
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Response from Rajasingam B | Reviewed this property |
Would suggest that a take a slow drive through the neighbourhood first. Then you park at Wale Street and take some pics nearby of the picturesque homes.
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Feras A
12 January 2018|
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Response from Marjolein W | Reviewed this property |
I agree, the area is pretty safe during daytime, so you can walk around on your own. But it is nice to get the full impact of the neighbourhood by joining a walking tour and get to know the history behind the coloured... More
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Sherrelle K
27 October 2017|
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Response from Ronygr | Reviewed this property |
it is a 15 min walk but do it before dark it gets uneasy at dark.inthag area
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